Published on Nov 19, 2018
In Episode 1 of Operation InfeKtion, we reveal how one of the biggest fake news stories ever concocted — the 1984 AIDS-is-a-biological-weapon hoax — went viral in the pre-Internet era. Meet the KGB cons who invented it, and the “truth squad” that quashed it. For a bit. Read the story here: www.nytimes.com/disinformation Subscribe: http://bit.ly/U8Ys7n More from The New York Times Video: http://nytimes.com/video
In a week when you might be discussing turkey preferences (free-range heirloom vs. supermarket Butterball), this new Data & Society paper feels appropriate: Robyn Caplantakes a look at approaches to content moderation, examining how 10 different platforms — from Facebook to Vimeo — handle a flow of user content.